KIMG? MOUMTWn MIRROR
VOL. 88 NO. 98
KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA 28088 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13,1977
The arctic air which brought' sub
freezing temperatures last weekend will
move on to be replaced by another cold
front expected about Wednesday. Also
around midweek there is a chance
showers will return. Otherwise fair with
seasonable temperatures are expected
today through Thursday. Highs will be in
the 50s, lows in the 20s in the west and 40s
in the eastern portions of North Carolina.
Murder Charge Lodged
lUrold Lawion Ciiswall, 41, ot Rt. 3,
Granite FaOa la charged with murder In
flw ahootlng death ot WOllam LaaUe
Beane In Kingi Ifoiaitaln last Tlniraday.
Carawett waa aneated by the Caldwell
County SherilTa Department Thursday
night on warrants supplied by Kings
Motmtain Det Sgt. Richard Reynolds.
Beans, 43, of Rt. 1, Granite Falla, waa
shot once In the chest at close range liy a
.38 calibre handBun about noon Thur-
aday. He died about 4 p. m. Thursday on
the operating table at Kings Moiaitaln
The shooting incident took place in
Itomles Reetaiarant on E. King St.
shortly after nomi, accoiding to wit
nesses. Det Sgt. Reynolds said, “Wit
nesses said a man entered die restaurant
went to the counter and spoke to Beand,
Own shot him. There was no argisnent
between the two men according to the
witnesses. After the single Aot waa fired
In San Francisco
witnesses said the man walked out the
Beane had been manager of Hermles In
Kings Mountain for about two months.
PoUce said bis residsnce is hated as Rt I,
Granite Falla In Carswell County —
about SO mUes from Kings Mountain.
Cartwdl was brought to Cleveland
County Friday and placed In the county
Jail at the Law Enforcement Canter,
Childers, King Attended Meeting
Oommiaaioners Jamee H. Childers and
W. Norman King, attended the annual
conventian of the National League of
Cities, the largest gathering of municipal
Hie iOnga Mountain Junior High
eighth grade band and ninth grade
band, and the KM Senior High
Blaaer Band will present a concert
on Thurs., Dec. 18 at 8p. m. at B. N.
The program will include
tradition^ ***<> seasonal
niualo. It adU ha conduotad by
Donald Deal and cairlstopher Oola.
There is no admission charge and
the entire public la invited to attend.
officials In the country, last week in San
The annual meeting — the Congress of
Cities — brought together neariy 4,300
mayors, councU members, and govern
ment officUds from across the country
for discussions of major issues and the
formulation of national municipal policy
designed to improve the quaUty of life for
those who live in America’s cities.
Urban self-help and President
Carter’s promised National Urban PoUcy
were the dominant themes at this year’s
meeting. The opening general session
Mon., Dec. 5 featured statements on
urban issues by Gov. Michael S. Dukakis
of Massachusetts, Councilmember Nick
Carbone of Hartford, Conn., and
Oarenea MitcheU, Waablngtoa director
of ths NAACP. HUD Secretary Patrlda
Roberts Harris and DOT Secretary
Brock Adams spoke on national urban
policy issues at the outset of the con
cluding business session on Wednesday.
Delegates to the Congress of Cities
participated in a series of special and
program workshops throughout the
convention. Special workshops were
scheduled on the subjects of the arts in
die city, water services and drought,
water pollution and solid waste
management, youth employment, family
violence, arson, urban reinvastmant,
crime prevention, and university
resources. Program workshopa focused
on issues relating to urban development,
small cities, labor relations, energy
policy, tax policy, and government
The Congress of ClUas concluded
Wedieaday with the League of atiea’
annual business meeting where afinia
items included the adoption of national
municipal policy and election of officers.
On Three Requests
Z&P Board Sets
Khiga Mountain cltlsens are en
couraged to attend the second
Community Development Block
Grant public hearing Tlieaday night,
Dec. 18th, at 7:80 p. m. at City Hall.
Program applications for the
fourth-year CD funds will be
outlined and new programs which
might quality for HUD guidelines
The fourth year funds total
8808,000, most of which is already
earmarked for continuing com
munity Improvement projects in
cluding water and sewer expanaloh,-
the senior cltlsens program*
recreation faclUttos at Deal St. aadi
Davidson Parks and Child Casa
Home-Baaed Center at the Com
dot any ideas for Christmas
Tour ideas could be worth cash.
The Kings Mountoln Appearance
OOmmlsslcn is sponaoring a city-
wide Christmas Decorating Oenteat.
First place winners will receive
|3B and aeccnd place winners will
receive $15. Winners wlU be chosen
hem each at the city’s Mx voting
Mrs. Sarah Faunce, chairperson,
invites aU area cltlsens to par-
Oclpato. OrlglnaUty and good tasU
will be the crltarla used by the out-
. of-town Judges.
Mrs. Steve Rankin of McAdenvlUe
will head the judges’ committee.
Homes wUl be judged on the
evenings of Deo. 30 and Deo. M.
The Kings Mountain Zoning and
Phmniiig Board will meet Thurs., Dec. 15
at 8 p. m. at city hall to act on three
The resonlng requests indude one from
Hal Phmk on bdialf of the Plonk heirs to
resone from R-30 to R-10 property ad
jacent to Adiley Park on the west side of
The 30.541 acres are earmarked for the
eMabllshment of a residential sub-
John Major Replaces
Tompkins At Eaton
John W. Majors has taken over as
Plant ManM* >*■ Esfon Corporations,
Kings MounUin facility succeeding
The 20-voice Choir of David Baptist
Church will sing the Christmas Cantata,
“King of Kings," Sunday night at 7 p. m.
at the church.
Dennis Bolin is directing the Christmas
program and organist will be Jackie
McSwain with Jackie Porter as pianist.
The community is invited to attend the
Christmas musical program, said a
David Baptist Church is located on U
S. 74 West across from Bethware School.
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MINISTERIAL OFFICERS - Here are the officers of the
Kings Mountain Ministerial Association for the coming year.
Left to right, they are Rev. J. C. Goare, vice president; Rev.
Photo By Gary Stewart
Dwight Edwards, president; and Rev. Robert Boggan.
Crowders To Be Perk
The second request is from Paul and
Lillian Mauney of 3400 Margrace Rd.
They request remning 38.77 aeras,
located on the north side of U. S. Hwy. 74
near the proposed bypass intersection,
fhim R-8 to LI. '
The final request to be considered is
bom W. S. Fulton Jr. to reame from R-8
to R-4 approxlmatdy six acres locatod
east of Hwy. 141 and north of Ridge St.
ZIP Board recommendations will be
amt back to the city board of com-
misaloaers for action.
Majors has been directing feasibility
studies in Venesuela for the manufacture
of axlaa and industrial trucks
During his career which started at the
Cleveland, Ohio Axle Plant in 1144, he
was given increasing rasponsibilltiss.
He was transferred to Handsraon, Ky.
in 1948 as Construction Project Co
In 1973 he wu assigned to the In
ternational Development Division In
Cleveland, Ohio, as a Projset Managar.
Caracas, Venesuela, South America was
his Brat assignment as Project Director
In the New Axle joint venture In
Venesuela. He later assumed the
responsibility of Generaol Manager of
the Yale Lock Division in Caracas,
John and wife, Jaanlne have throe
chUtfran, a daughter, Charyle la a fresh
man at Ohio University; a son David, a
smior at Shelby Hi^, and dautfiter,
Beth, a seveoth grader at Shelby Jr.
The family rosides on Quail Hollow Dr.
at Moss Lake.
EstaUiahment of a new State park at
Crowders Mountain in Gaston County has
bean aasurod by the purchase of ad
ditional 475.9 acres of land. House
Speaker Carl J. Stewart, Jr. has an
The addlttonal acreage was acquired
last Tuesday by Governor Jim Hunt and
the Council of Sute at a cost of $3,148,330.
The State has previously bought 1,300
acres for 11.5 million.
“Qrowders Mountain is now flrmly
eatabliahad,” Stawart said. “It will be
One way to spend your afternoons, if
you’re retired, is standing out in the
chilly wind hawking Christmas trees.
That’s the way Fred Loop of 220 McGill
Crt. spends his days.
“I sold over a hundred dollars worth
two days running,” Loop said, “1 might
make that again today."
Loop gets around with the aid of a cane,
but that doesn't stop him from handling
his daily duties for the jaycees from 1-6 p.
m. It didn’t stop him in 1970,71 or 72 when
he did the same thing.
He missed 1976 because he was
spending time with his daughter's family
in Detroit, Mich. “I started to go back to
Detroit, but my daughter said don't do it
because they had 18 inches of snow,” he
said. “Maybe I’ll wait til spring and go."
Mr. Loop was working at a restaurant
in Tennessee, which is his home state,
when retirement age came. When it
came time to settle in he decided to come
back to Kings Mountain to live.
“I've been in and around here since
1922," he said, “and I always liked it. Still
do. I got a nice little apartment on McGill
Court and a phone too. ‘Course there ain’t
no cable hooked to it yet so's I can use it.”
When asked how sales were going in
general, he answered, “I don't know.
Seems like the trees are too big and the
price loo high this year. 'Course the price
is high on everything these days. Got
some nice trees here, though.
"Say, maybe if you hold off on that _
picture taking for a bit a pretty girl
might drop in and buy a tree.” he said.
"I'd rather have my picture took with a
No pretty girls came by, so Mr. Loop
sighed and grabbed up a tree and said,
ooe of North Carolina’s largest State
parks as well as one of the most valualde
and picturesque. The action of the
Council of State is a significant
development for Gaston County and,
indeed, for all of North Carolina."
Rugged Crowders Mountain ia the
dominant natural landmark in the
Gaaton-Clevdland Coimty area. Its peak
rises 1,625 feet above sea level and 400
feet above the Piedmont Plain.
Located near the Kings Moimtain
National Battleground Park and 1-85, it is
readily accessible to all of North Caro
lina and especially the Southern PV^
mont area, Stewart noted.
Officials of the State Parka Division
said today that Crowders Mountain State
Park will emphasize hiking, moixitsin
climbing, camping and nature study,
with possibly other recreatiansl ac
tivities to be developed in the future.
The master plan for the park calls for
State acquisition of another 1,000 acres
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Photo By Tom McIntyre
HOW ABOUT A TREE? — Fred l/)op. a retired restaurant employe from
Tennessee, now residing in Kings Mountain, spends his afternoons these days
selling Christmas trees for the jaycees on their lot on W King St